Mortal Engines

Release Date: December 14th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event destroyed civilization, mysterious young Hester Shaw emerges as the only one who can stop the city of London -- now a giant predator on wheels -- from devouring everything in its path. Feral and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, and Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae , Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang

Director: Christian Rivers

Genres: Fantasy , Action , Adventure , Science fiction

Production Co: WingNut Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Survival , Rescue , Small town , London , Quest , Escape , Intense , Underdog , Spirited ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    I never would have thought I could get so little amusement out of a film where Hugo Weaving dramatically intones nonsense like “Prepare to ingest!” show more

  • 86
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    It’s an overpowering world of steampunk delights, almost Miyazakian in its presentation. It’s hard to complain about a path being well-worn when all the sights will make your eyes pop. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    In short, it's a long-arc revenge tale fitted out with very elaborate effects, courtesy of Peter Jackson's Wingnut Films, and characters that are moderately decent company but hardly compelling. show more

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